#LabLeak: RaTG13 Harvested 2013 in China Bat Cave Possibly Gained Function in US-Funded Wuhan Research to Become COVID Virus Behind ~ 4 Million Deaths, Global Vaccine Subscription

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in April of 2012, six miners were given a job of clearing bat waste and bat feces from a copper mineshaft in Tongguan, Mojiang, Yunnan province in Southwest China.

Some days later the miners developed breathing problems, cough, and fever and were admitted to the Kunming hospital in late April and early May of 2012.

In the course of 100 days, three of the miners died and the other three survived. SEE

Bat RaTG13

Samples of the virus from the copper mine were taken and sent to Wuhan Institute of Virology, WIV in 2013. The samples according to a report in Sunday Times of July 4th 2020, resembled the key characteristics of COVID-19.

The report captioned “Revealed: Seven year coronavirus trail from mine deaths to a Wuhan lab” highlighted:

“The world’s closest known relative to the Covid-19 virus was found in 2013 by Chinese scientists in an abandoned mine where it was linked to deaths caused by a coronavirus-type respiratory illness”

RaTG13 is a SARS-related coronavirus primarily infecting bats. It is a linear 29855bp RNA virus of the betacoronavirus subtype that binds to the bat ACE2 receptor through its spike glycoprotein.

It is recalled that Wuhan was the initial epicentre of COVID-19, where the virus was first detected in November of 2019.

“Could they have come from our lab” – Dr. Zhengli Shi, aka Bat Woman

Dr. Zhengli Shi, a principal scientist of WIV popularly known as the “Bat woman,” in an interview by Jane Qiu on June 1, 2020 in Scientific American said she was summoned by the director of the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the outbreak of the COVID-19 SARS epidemic to review samples of some of the first victims of this novel virus.

WIV had detected a novel coronavirus in two hospital patients with atypical pneumonia, and it wanted Shi’s renowned laboratory to investigate.

“Drop whatever you are doing and deal with it now,” the director told her.

“I wondered if [the municipal health authority] got it wrong,” Shi said, according to the report.

“I had never expected this kind of thing to happen in Wuhan, in central China.” Her studies had shown that the southern, subtropical provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan have the greatest risk of coronaviruses jumping to humans from animals—particularly bats, a known reservoir. If coronaviruses were the culprit, she remembers thinking, “Could they have come from our lab?”

Read full: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-chinas-bat-woman-hunted-down-viruses-from-sars-to-the-new-coronavirus1/

Gain-of-function: NIH funded Research at Wuhan Institute of Virology, WIV

According to FactCheck

“In 2014, the NIH awarded a grant to the U.S.-based EcoHealth Alliance to study the risk of the future emergence of coronaviruses from bats. In 2019.”

The project canceled by the Trump administration in April 2020 — three months after the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in the U.S.

Till this May, for the almost the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainstream media, US director for allergies and infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization, WHO, without evidence, dismissed non-aligned scientific voices postulating an intentional or accidental “lab-leak” origin of the virus.

By January of 2021, a US intelligence report revealed that several scientists from the WIV were the actual first likely cases of COVID-19. A report Dr Anthony Fauci claimed he did not see till this May.

By January of this year former Secretary of State under the Trump administration, Mike. Pompeo began making loud demands for an investigation into the origins of the Virus.

See DailyMail headline of January 15, 2021:

“Mike Pompeo reveals intelligence that researchers at Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in late 2019 and demands WHO investigate the lab as possible origin point of COVID-19”

Despite the same evidence now being touted as the reason for a final reversal of earlier rejection of the lab-leak origin theory by Dr Fauci, being his reason and that of the Biden administration to finally, almost two years later, investigate what may be the world’s most horrible crime, the US and WHO refused to acknowledge the glaring evidence and act. till late this May.

On May 14 the journal Science published a letter from 18 scientists calling for “more investigation” to determine the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. They said:

“Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable,” they wrote. “Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.” Source: FactCheck

The United States funds what is known as “Gain-of-function” research which essentially is research that includes the modification of known pathogens to intentionally make them infectious to humans or more dangerous, with the “aim” of preempting vaccine and therapeutic development before the viruses perhaps evolve in nature to such capacities.

A moratorium was placed on this form of research in 2014 due to its controversiality. On Dec. 19, 2017 during the Trump era, the U.S. government’s pause, or moratorium on “Gain-of-function,” research was lifted under the directorship of NIH Director Francis S. whose tenure from 2009, Trump had just extended.

“On Dec 19, 2017, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they would resume funding gain-of-function experiments involving influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS). A moratorium had been in place since October, 2014″

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30006-9/fulltext

According to Richard Ebright, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and a critic of gain-of-function research, the EcoHealth/Wuhan lab research “was — unequivocally — gain-of-function research.” Washington Post; FactCheck

An NIH funded study by Ben Hu et al, captioned “Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus,” published in PLOS Pathogens in November of 2017, describes what can easily be translated to be “Gain-of-function:”

“In the current study, we successfully cultured an additional novel SARSr-CoV Rs4874 from a single fecal sample using an optimized protocol and Vero E6 cells [17]. Its S protein shared 99.9% aa sequence identity with that of previously isolated WIV16 and it was identical to WIV16 in RBD. Using the reverse genetics technique we previously developed for WIV1 [23], we constructed a group of infectious bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones with the backbone of WIV1 and variants of S genes from 8 different bat SARSr-CoVs. Only the infectious clones for Rs4231 and Rs7327 led to cytopathic effects in Vero E6 cells after transfection”

Study Funding:

This work was jointly funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (81290341, 31621061) to ZLS, China Mega-Project for Infectious Disease (2014ZX10004001-003) to ZLS, Scientific and technological basis special project (2013FY113500) to YZZ and ZLS from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDPB0301) to ZLS, the National Institutes of Health (NIAID R01AI110964), the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) PREDICT program to PD and ZLS, CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program to JC, NRF-CRP grant (NRF-CRP10-2012-05) to LFW and WIV “One-Three-Five” Strategic Program (WIV-135-TP1) to JC and ZLS. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006698

Fauci, Others Could Be Culpable for the Entire Epidemic – Dr. Rand Paul

‘In an interview on “Fox & Friends” on May 13, Paul said he didn’t know whether SARS-CoV-2 came from a lab. “Nobody knows,” he said. But he posited that if it did, Fauci, among others, “could be culpable for the entire pandemic,” adding, “I’m not saying that happened. I don’t know.”’

Source: FactCheck

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 shares a high degree of sequence homology with horseshoe bat RaTG13 (Yunnan).

While the SARS CoV-2 virus has been described as 96.2% identical to bat RaTG13, the human receptor-binding site (RBD) site of SARS-CoV-2 is more closely related to pangolin-SARS-CoV from Guangzhou (MP789/Guandong/2019). 97% similar, compared to only 77% similarity with bat RaTG13. SARS COVID appears to be a hybrid of mostly RaTG13 modified with and RBD from pangolin SARS to make it human-human transmissible.

While main stream scientists had attempted to exagerrate the differences from the RaTG13 viruses fetched by the Wuhan lab, Yue Li et al in a published paper concluded that their study ‘results were able to “demonstrate that the divergence between SARS-CoV-2 and RaTG13 has been overestimated.” after finding that “87% of the synonymous substitutions between the two coronaviruses could be potentially explained by the RNA modification system in hosts.”

Peng Zhou et all in Nature of February 2020 had this to say:

We then found that a short region of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) from a bat coronavirus (BatCoV RaTG13)—which was previously detected in Rhinolophus affinis from Yunnan province—showed high sequence identity to 2019-nCoV. We carried out full-length sequencing on this RNA sample (GISAID accession number EPI_ISL_402131). Simplot analysis showed that 2019-nCoV was highly similar throughout the genome to RaTG13 (Fig. 1c), with an overall genome sequence identity of 96.2%.

Phylogenetic analysis of the full-length genome and the gene sequences of RdRp and spike (S) showed that—for all sequences—RaTG13 is the closest relative of 2019-nCoV and they form a distinct lineage from other SARSr-CoVs.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7

Dr. Fauci’s Late Admission and the Possibility of a Criminal Cover-up Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice for 1 and half years

The US top doctor on Allergies and infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci has at last admitted that he strongly fears the Corona virus pandemic is likely man made.

“I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,”Dr. Fauci told PolitiFact’s managing editor Katie Sanders earlier this month.

It was a sudden 180 degree turn from his positions since the beginning of the pandemic. As recent as last month, in an interview with National Geographic, Fauci in an article published in CNN under the heading Anthony Fauci just crushed Donald Trump’s theory on the origins of the coronavirus said,

“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”

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Indeed the Trump government under which Fauci served, had continuously implicated the China Wuhan lab in the origins of COVID, and despite struggling for reelection and against internal oppositional elements like the very Dr. Fauci, Trump had promised China a hard handed response.

As recently as this February, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was “significant evidence” the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory, casting doubt on the World Health Organization’s assessment that it likely spread from animals to humans.

‘Pompeo told “America’s Newsroom” that the Trump administration had left the WHO because it was “corrupt” and said he hoped that China’s influence over the organization hadn’t affected its conclusions on the origins of the deadly virus.’ Read/watch in Fox

Obstruction of Justice? Conspiracy to Cover up a Crime?

The question on everyone’s minds now is, why did US top doctor Tony Fauci ignore the evidence and continuously deny COVID’s likely criminal or criminally negligent origins in China? Can the actions of Dr Fauci and the identical non evidence based denial by the largely Bill Gates funded World Health Organization, WHO, in the face of evidence to the contrary, be considered as obstruction of justice?

Evidence including details that several Wuhan lab scientists had fallen ill in November of 2019, before the official beginning of the epidemic.

Does the extended denial and standing in the way of justice, delaying the proper actions of the world to investigate and apprehend the culprits, constitute a conspiracy by the World Health Organization and US’ top Infectious disease doctor to cover-up this potential biowarfare crime?

Almost 4 million deaths worldwide have been attributed to COVID, and this does not factor the other millions who have died and will die du to the hardships of COVID mandates and lockdowns. Everyone who played a part in this possible Biowarfare attack and all their co-conspirators and officials who aided or abetted their nefarious actions for personal profit must be brought to book. There are increasing calls for US’ top official to be investigated.

But Seriously, What Did Wuhan Lab Give Us?

Seriously asking, apart from a possible lab leak resulting in as many as 4 million direct deaths, what did $4 million US taxpayer funds get out of WIV?

Where are the remedies and where are the vaccines developed from the institute so heavily funded by the US, China and other bodies for such a long time? Be it Gain-of-function research or other forms of studies on the best samples of SARS viruses, where are the products?

The vaccines currently being produced by various pharmaceuticals are allegedly products of their own research, otherwise the government will not pay so heavily for them with the Trump administration having pre-paid $500 million to each these companies to by doses ahead of their even making product. Unless WIV secretly sells its results to the drug companies. So what did Wuhan give us?